Festive Christmas treats – Grandma’s cake – ‘Wren’s Kitchen Christmas’

Christmas isn’t Christmas without some festive treats after you’ve had your delicious handcrafted meal. Usually, I like to go for a second round, after I eat my first plate of Christmas dinner. This often leaves me super stuffed, but since I’ll most likely crave a dessert, I try to make some space.

Now Grandma’s cake is most definitely one of my absolute favourites, after slaving away in the kitchen, my mum and I will bake together to finish off our festivities. Normally this type of cake is eaten as plain dish and I don’t tend to eat with anything else. The cake on its own is a pleasure.

The cake is a plain simple and light, fluffy sponge, so why not add it to your Christmas festivities? Do not worry if the ingredients are not exact, that is one of the fun things about baking – experimenting!

To make Grandma’s cake you’ll need:

Self-raising flour, butter, caster sugar, 3 to 4 eggs and vanilla extract, you can also use baking powder if you wish.


Simple ingredients

To start off you’ll need to weight your ingredients. 

  • 225g of caster sugar
  • 225g of butter
  • 255g of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon extract


  • Weigh your ingredients.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees or Gas mark 4.
  • Mix butter and sugar together and add in four eggs.
  • Slowly add flour to the sugar, butter and egg mix.
  • Stir all together until there is a fluffy like texture.
  • Pour your mixture into a cake tin and pop it in the oven.




Caster sugar 






Mix it all up 


Pour the mixture into a cake tin 


Let it cool


Have a slice with a cuppa

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